Aug 14, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball head coach Shelly Hoerner announced Wednesday the hiring of Charlotte Morgan as the team’s new pitching coach. An All-America pitcher at Alabama, Morgan is in her fourth year in the National Pro Fastpitch league.
“I am excited to have Charlotte join our Georgia tech softball family,” Hoerner said. “Her softball experience and knowledge of the game is what separates her from most. Charlotte’s professional playing career along with her collegiate experience will help bring a winning mentality to our student-athletes. The rapport she has developed with her players in her short coaching career proves her to be a winner both on and off the field.”
“I am very excited to be a part of Georgia Tech and very thankful for this amazing opportunity,” Morgan said. “I’m looking forward to working with outstanding student athletes and becoming a part of the Georgia Tech softball family.”
In addition to four years playing in the NPF, Morgan comes to Georgia Tech with a wide variety of experience on several different levels, including nine years as a pitching instructor for clinics and travel ball organizations, coaching and playing on the NCAA Division I level and working with ESPN as a softball analyst.
The Moreno Valley, Calif., native was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 WPSL/NPF draft and played three seasons with the USSSA Florida Pride, leading the team to the 2010 World Championship. She led all rookies with a .263 batting average, a .414 slugging percentage and 23 RBI. Morgan recently signed with the Akron Racers in June 2013.
Morgan spent the 2012 season as the pitching coach for the Maryland Terrapins. She assisted the Terps to a 34-20 record and their third straight NCAA Regional appearance.
Morgan was a three-time NFCA All-America pitcher and four-year letterwinner (2007-2010) at Alabama. She was named to the All-SEC first team three times (2007-2009) and selected as the league’s player of the year in 2009 and 2010. Morgan was a two-time USA Softball Player of the Year Top Ten finalist and won the Senior Lowe’s CLASS Award in 2010.
In the circle at Alabama, Morgan pitched in 86 games with 65 starts and compiled a 51-12 overall record with a 2.12 ERA. At the plate, she posted a .387 batting average, 58 home runs and an SEC career-record 264 RBI.